We’ve long suspected that the Cincinnati Bengals would be a potential candidate for the services of Mike Vick, given that owner Mike Brown has never batted an eye at the prospect of adding to the roster a man with a rap sheet.
But Brown said today that his team won’t be pursuing Vick.
Perhaps recognizing the irony that would flow from any effort to tie the lack of interest to Vick’s criminal misconduct, Brown focused instead on the fact that his team already has a starting quarterback.
“Quarterbacks are like queen bees,” Brown said, per Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com. “Carson is the guy.”
We agree, but many league observers believe that Vick could resurface as a backup quarterback and a Wildcat-style option for 2009. So the fact that a team has a franchise quarterback shouldn’t necessarily rule Vick out of the plans.
And, like we recently pointed out in the One-Liners, Vick could have come up with some new ideas for killing those pigeons at Paul Brown Stadium.
(Hey, the fact that the guy’s getting a second chance in the NFL doesn’t keep the stuff he did during his first chance from being fair game.)